American derby fans were treated to a high-intensity battle between the Eves’ Belles of the Brawl and Port Scandalous’, Strait Shooters, which ended in a solid win for the Canadians; 304-55 in favour of The Belles of the Brawl.
Belles of the Brawl co-captain, Ruby Roughhouser, who was also named MVP Blocker by the opposing team, says she is excited for the upcoming season:
“The game was fast paced and hard hitting. We really came into this game feeling strong and positive and that showed on the track. Our walls were solid and we utilized partner blocking to effectively hold and recycle their jammers again and again. Our jammers worked hard to score points while our blockers executed their plays. It was a winning combination. The Strait Shooters are a great team and we can’t wait to host them this summer for a payback game.”
Kreeper Sutherland was named the Belles of the Brawl MVP Jammer. The Strait Shooters MVP’s were Meaner and Pistol for jamming and blocking.
Your next opportunity to see roller derby in Victoria will be our Season Opener April 7th at Archie Browning Sports Centre: Belles of the Brawl vs the Sea to Sky Sirens and the Margarita Villains vs Harbour City Rollers.
Tickets for the first doubleheader event of 2018 are currently available online and at Ticket Rocket HQ (804 Broughton), with more vendors coming soon.
The Eves of Destruction Roller Derby League was formed in 2006, has over 70 players, refs, and officials, and features five teams. Adult members play for The A-Team, The Belles of the Brawl, The Margarita Villains and The Hard Cores. The league also has a gender-inclusive junior team, The Rotten Apples, made up of players aged 10-18.